Can you believe that this time two weeks from now I will have knocked out the first of three Disneyland races? Yeah, me either.
However, Disneyland is just the next step in the bigger goal of marathon #4: Philadelphia (and after that, the Dopey Challenge) Continue reading “Training Check In and Disneyland Final Countdown!”
With the release of the Tinkerbell Half marathon medals announced today, I thought it would be fun to start a post on my thoughts for all of the 2017 RunDisney medals as they are released. I’ll keep this updated as more medals are released so we can enjoy the fun all year!
Continue reading “An Analysis of 2017 RunDisney Medals (So Far)”
Week 6 is in the books! This one was really hard, but somehow we survived. Here’s what we did: Continue reading “Hanson Method, Week 6, May 7-13”
There are plenty of reasons to date a runner (see here, here, and here), but a lot of us are happily married. However, being a runner and marathoner is one of the first things I mention in job interviews. Why? Because that one simple fact can tell your potential employer a lot about yourself. Most runners embody a lot of traits of great employees. Here are just a few of the reasons employers should hire more runners: Continue reading “Reasons to Hire a Runner”
Another week of Hanson marathon training done! This week meant the start of 4:30am wake ups, the last week on the track for a while, and an improptu rest day due to some (non-running) injuries and pains. It’s still early in the training season, so the rest wasn’t a big deal. Continue reading “Hanson Method, Week 5, April 30-May 6”
I know, I know, I haven’t been keeping up with this post series. I have a good excuse, I ran a marathon and had to deviate from the plan for 2 weeks. But now, I’m back! This week was still mostly a recovery week from Blue Ridge, but it was kind of a Hanson week. Going forward, these will be much more exciting. Continue reading “Hanson Method, Week 4, April 23-29”
Well, I did it. I survived week 1 of Hanson. Even though I have the Blue Ridge Marathon coming up in less than 2 weeks, I’ve started training for my desired time at the Philadelphia Marathon this November. Blue Ridge is a bucket list, but Philly will be to see what I’ve got. Continue reading “Hanson Marathon Plan: Week 1”
How are we here already? It feels like just yesterday that I committed to running America’s Toughest Road Marathon, but in reality that was over 4 months ago. Time flies when you’re having fun, right?
Continue reading “Blue Ridge Marathon: 1 MONTH AWAY!”
Wow, what a whirlwind of a week! I’m still trying to catch up from being gone this past weekend, but it’s completely worth it for the time I got to spend at the Annual RRCA Convention this past weekend. I am so thankful to the Lynchburg Road Runners Club for letting the Marketing Committee go. We had a blast and learned a ton! Here’s a little recap of our weekend in “the Big D”. Continue reading “59th Annual RRCA National Convention”
With Spring right around the corner, there are so many races popping up on my calendar! While trying to decide which ones to add to my list this racing season, it really got me thinking about what got me running back in 2013. I think there are 3 main reasons: fitness, friends, and giving back. Races aren’t all about setting new PRs or placing in your age group. Sometimes, they’re about the cause you support. Here’s a few of the highlights along my running journey so far, how they’ve inspired me, and how I have been able to give back. Continue reading “Running to Give Back”